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  1. They definitely got help, cause they (Tamiya) came to Canada and 3D scanned the GT4 Mustang and I'm sure Multimatic would not have allowed that without consent from FoMoCo.
  2. Yes, I was always a bit surprised that Tamiya never went after more American cars to sell. NA is a HUGE market, and no disrespect to anyone, but American's love to buy American things. The C8 would be amazing to see as would the Viper. I'm very surprised no one every did the Viper ACR, that car was a beast. Maybe in the future?
  3. Just Google Multimatic Ford Mustang GT4 and there are a ton of pics. But here is a link to an article that has a bunch of in shop pics. https://autoaction.com.au/2019/06/01/under-the-skin-ford-mustang-gt4-pony-express
  4. Personally I'm not a NASCAR guy, tho if they did a Mustang I'd likely get a few, but I am ecstatic over the GT4. Hopefully Tamiya will notice, to be honest, I think they already have. The Ford GT must have done reasonably well as they made another trip to Canada to scan the Mustang. I'd still like to see them do a full Raptor. Personally I'd rather see the Gen1 Raptor, but the Gen2 is more likely, if at all. Tho the Gen3 is due for 2021? so that would be cool as well. A C8 would be nice but they seem to only be dealing with Ford. I've got three coming up from the US this week as well as a couple sets of Indycal decals. Something to work on at work as we head into another month of lockdown.
  5. I got 3 coming up from the US to Canada next week..hopefully. I too wish it had full motor detail but will settle for the fact that we get a new Gen Mustang of any kind. I'd still love to see the GT500 done by Tamiya as a fully detailed kit. Maybe the sales of this will spark Tamiya to make some more American car kits. They clearly have a good partnership going with Ford, so a GT500 and maybe the Gen 3 Raptor?
  6. Not defending the last Mustang R from Tamiya but keep in mind, that kit was done what almost 25yrs ago now? There was no 3D scanning like we have now. The new GT4 Mustang should be 100% spot on, why? Cause Tamiya came to Canada to Multimatic's shop with their 3D scanning equipment and scanned that car, as well as the Ford GT. Eventhough the GT doesn't have a full engine either, I dont really think anyone can find many other faults with the detail and accuracy of the kit other than the tires...which no one seems to get right nowadays outside of actual race tires, 3D scanning takes out the guess work on proportions. Now I've not had one in my hands yet, not for lack of trying to get an early copy, but from the pics/videos and instructions I'd say they got it right....minus the full engine. And without anyone being able to get someone from Tamiya to "on the record" state why they skipped the full detailed motor, its all speculation on all our parts. I'm excited for this kit, why, cause its not a reissue of a 40yr old tooled kit that I have 15 of in my stash already with new box art, Coke decals and a higher price tag. I'll happily pay $60 a piece for each of these kits (cause that's what a good price in Canadian will be) cause Tamiya kits are just plain worth it.
  7. Yes its based off the Shelby GT350 but it does infact have a Roush-Yates engine in it. https://performanceparts.ford.com/gt4/ But, it doesn't really matter, there's no engine in it. This is not the first kit ever produced without an engine and it will undoubtedly not be the last. As far as everyone being upset that a specific kit is not 100% to your liking.....start your own company and produce kits exactly how you like them to be produced. Then sit back and watch the criticisms roll in on all the stuff you didnt do that other people would have.
  8. It does. When I was discussing it with the Multimatic guy I asked which Grey they used at a different race ( I forget which) cause I had two pics, one of the car looking very light and another looking quite dark and he assured me that the car is and had always been the Stealth Grey. It just absorbs the light very differently. Darker inside and under indirect light and very much a light grey in direct sun. Hopefully the paint I got will do the same. I love both ways the colour presents itself.
  9. Yep, that's correct, though I got E9, but yes, Stealth Grey from the 2017 Ford Focus RS. Gravity is working on having that this week hopefully.
  10. Me too. I actually like those liveries. They call them Goodwood and Promotion, but that's how Multimatic runs them normally. I'll just add in the Continental decals for the 2017 season and then the Michelin decals for the 2019 season if I can find enough of each. Which paint colour you getting Jon?
  11. A couple things to keep in mind about the kit not having a full engine...First, Tamiya has to get the ok from Ford to do it. Ford may not have wanted the full engine shown or since the engines are prepared for Ford by Roush Yates maybe Tamiya could not get the licencing from them? Second, as James said, maybe Tamiya is looking at the fact that there will be many aftermarket decals sets for the car and felt that leaving the top of the engine out wouldnt matter since most people build and display race cars as a whole unit to showcase the livery. To be honest, no matter what, it's all speculation on our part as none of us work for Tamiya or Ford so we cant know for sure without a concrete statement from one of those two entities. As for the car itself, Tamiya has the files on the whole car. I was in contact with Multimatic here in Canada and I was told that Tamiya came to Canada and 3D scanned the entire car, inside and out so they have the files for the details of engine bay and the trunk for the fuel system but neither are replicated for whatever reason. I'm leaning towards licencing. The car ran in 2017 in NA on Continental tires and in Europe on Pirelli's (if I remember right) and neither of those companies have decals in the kit. Licencing again possibly? Regardless it's a modern Mustang and we haven't had one of this gen from anyone as of yet other than diecast. I plan on converting one of them to a GT350 with the help of a diecast since it does not look like anyone is going to make a GT350 in plastic at this point. With the 2020 GT500 here, maybe someone will do that? For the engine. I put a bug in Misha's ear (Ukrainian Scale Car Production) about maybe doing a full engine TK. He did one recently for the reissue of the Ford Escort Rally car and it looked fantastic. I'm pretty happy for this kit. I plan on building at least 5, just based off the liveries I like, as well as another for the street GT350(R) and possible more, I'll have to wait and see what decals come out for this one.
  12. Good start. It's a great kit you'll really enjoy it, even without a full engine. Be advised that the two brake ducts above the rear wheels need to be added before paint as there are no seams on the rear car The parts fit well but without some putty and sanding they will show up under paint. Looking forward to more.
  13. An update.....been busy and lagging behind on this build, but some more decals done none the less.... Please excuse the background, I've been picking away at this at work when I can so the background is my laptop. I still have all the small decals to go but it's starting to take shape. Hoping to have some more done this week....life has been hectic this past couple weeks. Thanks for looking in.
  14. Small update. Everything is painted. Body is TS30 decanted and airbrushed, the rest of the components are mainly black (TS14 again decanted and airbrushed). The cockpit and rollcage are also TS30 (no pics, nothing to see yet. Decals started on the body. Many many many more to go, there's something like 100+ on the whole kit, if using the detail up set, the chassis has 13 CF decals. Decal quality is very good and they lay down quite nicely with little to no solvents needed. I only really used any on the edges to help them fold over where needed. This is pretty much where I am at now. More later today I hope.
  15. ME TOO! I didn't get a phone call Mr DeAgostini. Please update.
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